The Zipf Mystery

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Great Zipf's law papers:

http://colala.bcs.rochester.edu/paper...
http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~ycharles/s...
http://arxiv.org/pdf/cond-mat/0412004...
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/c...

Zipf’s law articles and discussions:

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/a...
http://io9.com/the-mysterious-law-tha...
https://plus.maths.org/content/os/lat...
http://judson.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/...
https://plus.maths.org/content/myster...
http://www.datasciencecentral.com/pro...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zipf%27...
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=f...
http://arxiv.org/pdf/0802.4393v1.pdf
http://www.pnas.org/content/108/9/352...
http://lewisdartnell.com/language_pag...
http://wugology.com/zipfs-law/

other Zipf’s law PDFs

http://ftp.iza.org/dp3928.pdf
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1402.2965.pdf
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1104.3199.pdf
http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/~jim/zipfjrh.pdf
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic...
http://polymer.bu.edu/hes/articles/pg...
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http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~xgabaix/p...
http://www.hpl.hp.com/research/idl/pa...
http://statweb.stanford.edu/~owen/cou...
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1310.0448v3.pdf
http://www.kornai.com/Papers/glotto5.pdf

Zipf’s law slides:

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Pareto Principle and related ‘laws’:

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http://billyshall.com/blog/post/paret...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_...

Random typing and Zipf:

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health 80/20: http://archive.ahrq.gov/research/find...

Principle of least effort:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satisfi...
http://www.pnas.org/content/100/3/788... [PDF]
http://csiss.org/classics/content/99

self organized criticality:

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Hapax Legomenon:

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http://www.wired.com/2012/01/hapax-le...
http://oed.hertford.ox.ac.uk/main/con...
http://oed.hertford.ox.ac.uk/main/con...

Learning curve: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learnin...

Forgetting curve:
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forgett...

Experience curve effects: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experie...

Forgetting

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http://public.psych.iastate.edu/shaca...
http://marshalljonesjr.com/youll-reme...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forgetting
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